A new development cycle is about to begin and it will prepare the next WinReducer Project evolution.
So, as usual, I will share with you many information and an updated schedule, for the entire WinReducer Project, which means information about the WinReducer Series and WinReducerOS software !
1 - STATUS OF THE WINREDUCER PROJECT
First of all, a lot of people asked me during the past months, if the WinReducer Project was dead ... let me be straight ... the answer is : NO !
The WinReducer Software will continue to be updated regularly ... and yes, I assume, for the moment, this is done with less updates than few years ago.
This new development cycle, we are talking about today, will be the latest stone to the biggest evolution of the WinReducer Project : in few words, integrate the WinReducerOS software as well as keeping the specificity of all WinReducer Series software in the long term vision I had since I dreamed about WinReducerOS !
A huge work has been silently done since many years to provide you a much better and much more interesting evolution for the WinReducer Project ... for this, I never counted my hours, days or nights to think about the future of the WinReducer Project, to test it, to review it, to modify it, to create it and to share it with all of you !
So, believe me when I say, enlighten by all the work done, that even if I'm silent I'm working on the future of the WinReducer Project !
2 -WINREDUCER SCHEDULE
- 15 June 2022 : Presentation of the new WinReducer Series Software Licenses and the WinReducer Series Software Development Branch
- 16 June 2022 : WinReducer Series Software Licenses (with a backward compatibility of all previously valid registrations)
- 17 June 2022 : WinReducer Series Software Development Branch (upgraded to v3.5.x.x with a backward compatibility of all previously valid registrations)
- 01 August 2022 : "WinReducerOS - v2022.1.0.3 [Alpha]"
- 01 September 2022 : "WinReducerOS - v2022.2.0.1 [Beta]" ==> after this build there will be more builds available to reach the Stable branch before the end of the year 2022)
- 05 October 2022 : "WinReducer.net Website+Forum - 10th Years Anniversary"
- 02 November 2022 : WinReducer Series Software Development Branch (upgraded to v3.6.x.x)
- 31 December 2022 : "WinReducerOS - v2022.xx.0.0 [Stable]"
- 01 January 2023 : "WinReducer Day"
- 02 February 2023 : WinReducer Series Software Development Branch (upgraded to v3.7.x.x)
- 02 April 2023 : WinReducer Series Software Development Branch (upgraded to v3.8.x.x)
- 02 May 2023 : WinReducer Series Software Development Branch (upgraded to v3.9.x.x)
- 15 June 2023 : WinReducer Series Software Development Branch (upgraded to v4.x.x.x)
3 - RELEASE SCHEDULE
The WinReducer Series version release schedule will be modified on 15 June 2022 with the presentation of the new WinReducer Software Licenses and the new WinReducer Software Development Branch !
4 - WINREDUCER SERIES - v4.x.x.x
The official release date is known ... 15 June 2023 ! To reach this v4.x.x.x branch, there will be intermediate steps and one of the biggest will be revealed on 15 June 2022.
All WinReducer software and categories will be entirely reworked with major changes (new design, new U.I., new U.X., new removing engine, new functionalities, ...), and will be regrouped by themes (one software for one theme) :
- ES-Series : acronym for "Easy and Simple" software, to achieve easy tasks with a high level of efficiency
- EX-Series : acronym for "Expert" software, with all options to create your WinReduced 7, 8.1, 10 and 11 ISO (Windows 8.0 will not be supported)
- MM-Series : acronym for "Multimedia" software, with all options for reading and converting, all audio and video files using a Media Center graphical user interface
- PR-Series : acronym for "Professional" software, with all options to create your WinReduced 10 or 11 and Server ISO, as well as your MS Office ISO [the "PR-Series" name may be subject to changes]
- ... more will be available in the future !
==> All these new "WinReducer Series - v4.x.x.x" software will introduce a new software architecture to bring even more functionalities for the future !
==> All valid serial numbers from WinReducer "ES-Series" and "EX-Series" v1.x.x.x, v2.x.x.x and v3.x.x.x will be still valid with "WinReducer Series - v4.x.x.x" according to the information which will be available later.
5 - WINREDUCEROS - v2022.x.x.x
WinReducerOS is still in its alpha development stage, there are many things I'm not satisfied of ... so to be honest, the different beta/stable status will be reached not before the mentioned dates in the paragraph 2 of this "WinReducer Project - Status Information - 01 May 2022" named "WinReducer Schedule" !
6 - WINREDUCER "ES - File Validator", "ES - Logo Changer", "ES - Wim Converter", "ES - Wlan B&R", "EX-70", "EX-80", "EX-81" and "EX-100" planned Limited Support, End Of Support and End Of Life
The countdown is started for all these WinReducer Software for both the Limited Support (L.S.), the End Of Support (E.O.S.) and the End Of Life (E.O.L.) :
- "EX-80" : L.S. on June 2021 - E.O.S. and E.O.L on 15 June 2023
- "ES - File Validator" : L.S. on December 2021 - E.O.S. and E.O.L on 15 June 2023
- "ES - Logo Changer" : L.S. on December 2021 - E.O.S. and E.O.L on 15 June 2023
- "ES - Wim Converter" : L.S. on December 2021 - E.O.S. and E.O.L on 15 June 2023
- "ES - Wlan B&R" : L.S. on December 2021 - E.O.S.and E.O.L on 15 June 2023
- "EX-70" : L.S. on December 2021 - E.O.S. and E.O.L on 15 June 2023
- "EX-81" : L.S. on December 2021 - E.O.S. and E.O.L on 15 June 2023
- "EX-100" : L.S. on December 2021 - E.O.S. and E.O.L on 15 June 2023
==> Be careful, the development of all functionalities introduced in these software will continue to evolve in the new "WinReducer Series - v4.x.x.x" development branch, they will be simply reorganized differently ! Only the software naming will not be used anymore.
7 - WINREDUCER.NET WEBSITE
This year, the 05 October 2022 will be a wonderful date : the 10th birthday of the WinReducer Project official Website !
8 - WINREDUCER.NET FORUM
As well as the 10th WinReducer.net Website anniversary, the WinReducer.net Forum was born at the same time, so it will be treated the same way : the 10th birthday of the WinReducer Project official Forum !
9 - FINAL WORDS
I really want to THANKS all of you for your patience and your respect during these long months, I'm doing my best to provide you the most wonderful and innovative experience for our Windows customization passion !
I wish you to have a nice day and stay safe !